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Environmental Engineering MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

This accredited course focuses on environmental assessment, resource management, process engineering design and technology.


MSc Environmental Engineering provides industries with highly employable graduates who will act as leaders and managers. The programme examines environmental problems like air pollution, energy efficiency, contaminated land and water and equips graduates with a high-level competency in process engineering design, environmental assessment, resource management and technological innovation.

The course offers to students with BEng, BSc or non-accredited engineering degrees the skills required to be eligible for Chartered Engineer status. Most applicants have an engineering first degree, and the most common include environmental and/or chemical engineering.


The growing recognition of the need for environmental protection has generated a high demand for good quality environmental engineers. The career options for environmental engineers align closely with those of chemical engineers, with specific roles and focus on environmental issues and aspects. This course equips students with skills suitable to a wide range of careers within UK and international companies and organisations, including, petrochemicals, foods, pollution protection, nanotechnology, academic research, consultancy, management and finance.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module includes the following: Risk assessment principles (source, pathway, and receptor) including conceptual frameworks, Greenleaves III, risk based regulation and environmental protection; Risk characterisation, hazard identification, consequences, significance, handling uncertainty; Tools and techniques: Qualitative risk assessment. Quantitative risk assessment, ie hands-on risk assessment modelling; Risk management; Fate and transport of contaminants, speciation of contaminants, environmental partitioning (fugacity); Health impact assessment: Public health, occupational health studies, toxicology, perception, exposure, causality, odds ratios, epidemiological studies, scientific evidence for landfill versus energy from waste (comparative assessment), odour.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have 2:1 (or international equivalent) in an engineering-related field. Applicants with a high 2:2 (or international equivalent) and substantial work experience may also be considered.